I'm in Bardolino on the eastern side of Lake Garda, with my wife and friends. We are here to explore Italy’s largest lake, talk about our grandchildren and boast about how many pills we take! No scenic clichés do the lake justice. Its stunning beauty has been an inspiration to some of history’s most famous literary figures. Tennyson, Byron, Dante, have all had their say about the lake and DH Lawrence, who lived and wrote here for a while, described Lake Garda as a “lake as beautiful as the beginning of creation”. However there is much more to Lake Garda than just soaking up the sun in this paradise with ice cream!The first place we explored is Bardolino, our base for the week. We are staying in the unpretentious but sophisticated 4 star Nettuno hotel located just metres from the lakeside promenade and just five minutes walk into town. Gathered around a tiny harbour, and located just 25 kilometres north of Verona, Bardolino is an elegant tourist town, that … [Read more...] about Lake Garda, an Italian paradise… with ice cream!
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0 Post a comment Sunday, 1 July 2018 - Entertainment Erin Ann Loach is 15 and a student at Ballakermeen High School, where she is curently studying for her GCSE qualifications. Erin, who lives in Douglas with her family, mum Sandra and father John, has already made a name for herself as one of the island’s best up-and-coming singers.She is a regular champion at the Guild, winning the Girls’ solo in Manx Gaelic up to Year 10 for the past three years, and also this year she won the Girl’s Solo in English, years nine and 10, going on to compete for the Sheffield Plate. Erin is also a member of the Manx Childrens’ Choir, along with her two younger sisters Frances and Kirsten.Last week, Erin was named the 2018 Young Singer of Mann, after coming through two levels of competition that featured 20 young singers between the ages of eight and 15 years of age.What is your idea of a perfect meal? My favourite meal is anything Italian.What is your favourite way to … [Read more...] about Island Profile: Rock music fan Erin is happiest when she is singing
Picture this - a walk along the waterfront as the evening sun sets, a boat ride up the harbour, followed by a traditional Italian meal and a glass of prosecco with friends, family and loved ones. And you don’t even have to go all the way to Venice for the experience. Right here in Bristol, there is a swell of authentic and new-wave Italian restaurants serving indulgent pasta dishes, fresh seafood and pizzas that are perfect for sharing. Bring out your inner ‘Britalian’ with our pick of the best restaurants in Bristol, as recommended by Trip Advisor and Wriggle. 1. Pasta Loco Cotham Hill, Cotham Contemporary, fresh and seasonal, Pasta Loco has gained notoriety for it’s unique take on traditional Italian food. Think Italian heart with the spirit of Bristol flowing through its veins. Trip Advisor reviewers say: Josephine T: Absolutely amazing food and outstanding service! Super innovative menu and great selection of wines. It's a very cosy relaxed atmosphere and … [Read more...] about 10 of the best Italian restaurants in Bristol
A feast for the sense will be offer at Borde Hill this summer which is celebrating a very special milestone. Owner and managing director, Andrew John Stephenson Clarke, said: “We want visitors to experience something extra special this year and are offering a wide variety of arts and music events, both free and ticketed, to make it a summer to remember!” Throughout July and August, visitors can enjoy the Rose Garden at its peak, with 750 David Austin rose plants filling the air with a heavenly scent, or relax in the serenity of the ‘Italian Garden’, with its striking water feature, created by internationally renowned sculptor Angela Conner. Photographic workshops for all ages, on July 15 and 25, offer budding photographers a chance to improve their skills.From August 1, to September 30, visitors can also enjoy a walk through ‘The Artist’s Garden’; an exhibition of artwork inspired by the beauty of nature in stone, stained glass, and … [Read more...] about Summer fills your life with music and festivities for 125th celebration
If music be the food of love then Huddersfield’s popular Italian Trattoria Domenico certainly has the right recipe. The family-run restaurant boasts a stylish piano bar – and a front of house boss who loves to perform. Giuseppe Cina grew up listening to his uncle playing the piano and over the last couple of months he’s taken to teaching himself. When the restaurant is empty and everyone has gone home Giuseppe loves nothing better than recording a Facebook Live for his friends. In just two months this self-taught one-handed pianist can now play with both – and he’s improving all the time. How much longer before he’s able to perform in the restaurant on a Saturday night? That might not be the plan – the restaurant is far too busy to spare him – but you feel he’d love to take centre stage. It was three years since our last visit, during Christmas party season when it’s a test for any restaurant, so it was about time we returned. … [Read more...] about REVIEW: Giuseppe Cina provides a love of music and a love of food at Trattoria Domenico